First off I really don’t own a Civic. I live in Jakarta (Indonesia) and I own something called a Honda City which is basically a small four door Civic. It has an automatic transmission and has about 70,000 km on it. Now that I’ve gotten that admission off my chest I can pray for absolution for my deception and ask my question.
The past few mornings when I start up my car and start accelerating down the road I’ve noticed that the car occasionally jerks into gear as if someone who didn’t know how to operate a manual made a poor shift. It isn’t terribly violent but its enough so that my wife thinks I’m a poor driver and I get THE STARE. Its been happening infrequently for about 3 weeks now and I haven’t taken it to the mechanic because unless it happens right when they’re watching they just won’t believe you.
I’m really hoping this is a fluid issue or something simple. If my transmission is on the way out I’m gonna cry cause we just bought this car a few months ago. So, here’s to some good news (fingers crossed) and thanks for your help.